Transmissive and capacitive behavior of the unsaturated zone in devonian limestones, implications for the functioning of the epikarstic aquifer: An introduction

Titre traduit de la contribution: Comportement transmissif et capacitif de la zone non-saturée de calcaires du Dévonien, implications pour le fonctionnement de l'aquifère épikarstique: une introduction

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Résumé

The hydrogeological behavior of the unsaturated zone in karst limestones is far to be completely understood. However, this part of aquifer systems is the most important for the vulnerability of drinking water resources. In Wallonia, the majority of tap water is provided by Devonian and Carboniferous limestones, which consist of highly karstified and fractured formations. The purpose of this research was to apply an experimental approach in order to assess the functioning of the unsaturated part of karst systems. We choose to follow two drip sites within the Han-sur-Lesse cave system (Rochefort, Belgium), the actual dataset covers the 2008–2013 period and the recording device is still active. We also conduct dye tracer experiment (uranin) from the surface with a fluorometer into the cave coupled with a drip collector. In this paper, we present the contextualization of the study site, the experimental methodology, and the first results.

langue originaleAnglais
titreHydrogeological and Enviromental Investigations in Karst Systems
rédacteurs en chefBartolomé Andreo, Francisco Carrasco, Juan José Duran, Pablo Jiménez, James W. LaMoreaux
EditeurSpringer
Pages35-43
Nombre de pages9
Volume1
ISBN (Electronique)978-3-642-17435-3
ISBN (imprimé)978-3-642-17434-6
Les DOIs
étatPublié - 2015

Série de publications

NomEnvironmental Earth Sciences
EditeurJames W. LaMoreaux
Volume1
ISSN (imprimé)1866-6280
ISSN (Electronique)1866-6299

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mots-clés

  • hydrogeology
  • karst

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Poulain, A., Rochez, G., Bonniver, I., & Hallet, V. (2015). Transmissive and capacitive behavior of the unsaturated zone in devonian limestones, implications for the functioning of the epikarstic aquifer: An introduction. Dans B. Andreo, F. Carrasco, J. J. Duran, P. Jiménez, & J. W. LaMoreaux (eds.), Hydrogeological and Enviromental Investigations in Karst Systems (Vol 1, p. 35-43). (Environmental Earth Sciences; Vol 1). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17435-3_5